Community Lecture – Can we end homelessness in Cambridge?
Date: 11 Nov 2020, 7.30PM
The Perse hosts termly Community Lectures, in partnership with The Cambridge Building Society. These lectures are on a wide range of topics and are open to all members in the wider community, whether or not they have a connection to The Perse.
Our Michaelmas Term lecture will be given by Mark Allan, CEO of Jimmy’s Cambridge, a local charity supporting homeless people, who will be asking Can we end homelessness in Cambridge? 2020 has been unprecedented for all of us, and for those who were rough sleeping, the Government mandated during the pandemic that people experiencing homelessness be put up in hotels. There has been a lot of talk about whether this is a unique opportunity to end homelessness once and for all. But is this realistic? Mark will look at what’s been happening this year, including the launch of their new modular homes, and what happens next.
About the Speaker and Jimmy’s Cambridge
Mark Allan is Chief Executive of Jimmy’s Cambridge. For the last 25 years, Jimmy’s have been helping people who find themselves sleeping rough. They provide an emergency bed, and all the support that’s needed to help get people back on track, including moving on to one of their shared houses or new modular homes. Each year Jimmy’s helps over 400 people.
The lecture is free of charge and open to everyone in the community, whether or not they have a connection with The Perse. Due to capacity restrictions, entry will be by ticket only.
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